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Francisco Alberto García Gutiérrez (born December 31, c. 1981[a]) is a Dominican former professional basketball player who last played for Indios de San Francisco of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto.

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García with the Dominican national team in 2011
Personal information
BornDecember 31, 1981[a]
San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic
NationalityDominican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolThe Winchendon School
(Winchendon, Massachusetts)
CollegeLouisville (2002–2005)
NBA draft2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Playing career2005–2019
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Number24, 32
Career history
20052013Sacramento Kings
20132016Houston Rockets
2015Grand Rapids Drive
2016-2017Grand Rapids Drive
2017Mega Leks
2017Grand Rapids Drive
2017-2018Santa Cruz Warriors
2018Mega Leks
2018South Bay Lakers
2018-2019Grand Rapids Drive
Career highlights and awards

The 6'7", 195-pound swingman played college basketball at the University of Louisville before being selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 23rd overall pick of the 2005 NBA draft.

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College careerEdit

He graduated from Cheshire Academy. As a college basketball player at Louisville under coach Rick Pitino, García enjoyed great success along with future NBA player Reece Gaines. He averaged 15.7 points per game as a junior and, along with teammate and best friend Taquan Dean, led his 4th-seeded team to the 2005 Final Four in Saint Louis, Missouri.

In April 2005, he declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.

Professional careerEdit

Sacramento Kings (2005–2013)Edit

García was selected with the 23rd overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2005 NBA draft. In his rookie season for the Kings, García appeared in 67 games and averaged 5.6 points per game. In September 2008, he signed a five-year contract extension with the Kings.[6]

Houston Rockets (2013–2014)Edit

On February 20, 2013, García was traded to the Houston Rockets along with Thomas Robinson and Tyler Honeycutt in exchange for Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas and Cole Aldrich.[7]

On August 5, 2013, García re-signed with the Rockets.[8]

On August 22, 2014, García again re-signed with the Rockets.[9] On December 19, 2014, he was waived by the Rockets following the acquisition of Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved in a trade.[10]

Vaqueros de Bayamón (2016)Edit

On January 14, 2016, García signed with Vaqueros de Bayamón of the Puerto Rican League.[11] On May 12, he was waived by Bayamón.[12]

Indios de San Francisco (2017)Edit

In 2017, García played for Indios de San Francisco of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto.

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Sacramento 67 11 19.4 .400 .285 .772 2.8 1.4 .6 .7 5.6
2006–07 Sacramento 79 5 17.8 .429 .356 .833 2.6 1.1 .6 .5 6.0
2007–08 Sacramento 79 20 26.5 .463 .391 .779 3.3 1.6 1.2 .6 12.3
2008–09 Sacramento 65 36 30.4 .444 .398 .820 3.4 2.3 1.2 1.0 12.7
2009–10 Sacramento 25 4 23.0 .466 .390 .882 2.6 1.8 .4 .8 8.1
2010–11 Sacramento 58 34 23.9 .436 .362 .855 2.3 1.2 .9 .8 9.7
2011–12 Sacramento 49 3 16.3 .376 .290 .800 2.0 .6 .7 .8 4.8
2012–13 Sacramento 40 15 17.8 .376 .367 .857 1.7 1.1 .8 .8 5.2
2012–13 Houston 18 5 17.7 .432 .386 .857 1.3 1.1 .8 .4 6.4
2013–14 Houston 55 4 19.7 .401 .358 .526 2.2 1.1 .5 .6 5.7
2014–15 Houston 14 0 14.3 .270 .222 .250 1.2 1.1 .6 .4 3.2
Career 549 137 21.6 .427 .357 .799 2.6 1.4 .8 .7 7.9

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006 Sacramento 6 0 6.8 .455 .250 1.000 .3 .2 .3 .3 2.2
2013 Houston 6 3 27.3 .440 .459 .600 3.3 1.5 .7 .8 10.7
2014 Houston 2 0 11.0 .333 .000 .705 1.0 .0 .0 .0 3.5
Career 14 3 16.2 .433 .409 .727 1.7 .7 .4 .5 6.0

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Some sources list him as being born on December 31, 1981,[1][2][3] while others state he was born on December 31, 1980.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Francisco Garcia Stats, Video, Bio, Profile". NBA.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Francisco Garcia Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "Francisco Garcia – Yahoo! Sports". Yahoo.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Francisco Garcia Stats, News, Videos, Highlights, Pictures, Bio". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "Francisco Garcia – SG – Houston Rockets – NBA". CBSSports.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "Kings and Francisco Garcia will sign extension". InsideHoops.com. September 25, 2008. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  7. ^ "Rockets Acquire Robinson, Garcia and Honeycutt". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 20, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  8. ^ "Rockets Ink Garcia and Henriquez". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  9. ^ "Rockets Re-Sign Francisco Garcia". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  10. ^ "Rockets Acquire Veterans Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved in Three-Team Trade with Timberwolves and 76ers". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  11. ^ "Francisco García jugará en Puerto Rico con los Vaqueros de Bayamón". DiarioLibre.com (in Spanish). January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  12. ^ Modestti, Luis (May 12, 2016). "Varios equipos se refuerzan en la postemporada". BSNPR.com (in Spanish). Retrieved May 15, 2016.

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